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August 2005
PN;Aug2005, Vol. 59 Issue 8, p86
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This article presents information on several books and catalogs related to paraplegia. The book "Disability Workbook for Social Security Applications," 6th ed., by Douglas M. Smith, addresses a number of new subjects like: whether to use the Social Security Administration's new Internet application process; an updated capsule description of the treating physician's role; and Social Security guidelines on taxation of Social Security benefits. Another book "Enabled in Words: The Real Lives, Real Victories of People With Disabilities," edited by Keith Landry, Sarah Lopez, and Yudha Pratama, contains topics like surviving cancer, using a wheelchair, accessing transportation, the Americans With Disabilities Act, adaptive sports, strength from faith, and international issues.


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